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Experience is the Only Criterion

A samag.a was an itinerant philosopher or preacher: samal}o .... samal}a ca probably means "one or more recluses". brahmaqa "Brahmin", i e member of the Indian priest caste. The word is used in this sense here, but in Buddhist texts it may also refer to any person of high moral stature or a person who has attained the Buddhist ideal.